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South Carolina A to Z
South Carolina from A to Z
Mon-Fri, 05:30 a.m.

Historian and author Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z.

South Carolina from A to Z is a production of South Carolina Public Radio in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press and SC Humanities.

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  • “S” is for Seigler, Marie Samuella Cromer (1882-1964). Educator, girls’ club founder.
  • “S” is for Segregation. Segregation, the residential, political, and social isolation of African Americans was accomplished in South Carolina by a long and varying effort in the aftermath of emancipation and Reconstruction.
  • “R” is for Robinson, Bernice Violanthe (1914-1994). Educator, civil rights activist. The workshops that Bernice Violanthe Robinson created helped transform the political and economic status of thousands of disenfranchised Blacks in the American South.
  • “P” is for Pike, John Martin (1840-1932). Clergyman, editor, publisher. In 1893 John Martin Pike became editor of The Way of Faith and through it exercised pivotal influence on the planting of Holiness and Pentecostal strains of Protestantism in South Carolina.
  • “M” is for McTyeire, Holland Nimmons (1824-1889). Clergyman. McTyeire was the author of a number of books including A Manual of Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and A History of Methodism.
  • “M” is for McSweeney, Miles Benjamin (1855-1909). Governor. In 1900 McSweeney won election as governor, but his tenure was disappointing.